Saturday, June 15, 2013

Special eBosser Offer & a Blog Hop!


Welcome to a very special blog hop!  Today and today only Craftwell is offering a special on the eBosser!  To order and take advantage of these savings, click HERE or on the picture in my sidebar.

If you have come here from MountainsideBride.com you are in the right place!  If you have stumbled upon the blog hop, be sure to start at the beginning at SewCalGal

Now, on to some inspiration!  For my project, I decided to do a little experimenting.  To start with I grabbed one of my Craftwell embossing folders and spritzed the inside with some spray inks in yellow, blue and purple.
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I really wasn’t sure what to expect and there was no rhyme or reason to why I selected these colors, but from here I added a piece of watercolor paper that was lightly spritzed with some water.
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Now, I have to tell you after seeing how the ink spread after I closed the folder made me a little nervous.  Did I really dare to put this into my eBosser?  I had doubts, but I am a crafting rebel and decided to go for it.  Here is what the folder looked like after running it through my eBosser.
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To make sure that none of the ink got into my eBosser, I took a paper towel and stuck it in the eBosser opening and wiped all four sides down and did not come up with any ink.  The platforms seem to protect the eBosser.  Even though things went great, I think next time I may put a paper towel in the eBosser behind the paper to help sop up the leftover ink.
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Above is the paper once it was removed.  As you can see there are some dark areas along the edges where it soaked up more ink.  This can be avoided by working faster than I did.  In my case, I had purposely used a piece of paper that was larger than what I needed so I was able to trim these areas off.  In general I usually do this with these spray inks just so that I can pick the area that I find the most interesting.
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From here it was just a matter of finishing off the card so that the embossed inked background was the highlight of my card.  I added a strip of Papertrey Ink’s Limeade Ice cardstock stamped in their Polka Dot Basics with the matching ink.  For my sentiment, I used the Limeade Ice with their Tagged Sentiments stamp set on a white cardstock circle and backed it with a My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish die in Hibiscus Burst and then Papertrey Ink’s Ad Sense die in Smokey Shadow which was also was used to create the 5”x7” card base.
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You have got to love the detailed embossing that the eBosser can get and this technique really shows it off.  Don’t run off now, because you still have plenty to see on the blog hop and your next stop is LlamaTales!  If you are lost, be sure to check out the full listing below.

If you don’t have an eBosser already….don’t miss this deal!  This is one of those crafting gems that come along and are “Must Haves”, so ORDER one today!
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Be sure to check out the other wonderful sources of eBosser inspiration on the blog hop!
SewCalGal.blogspot.com  <—START HERE
MountainsideBride.com
PurplePaperParadise.blogspot.com <—YOU ARE HERE
LlamaTales.blogspot.com <—GO HERE NEXT
LawnFawn.blogspot.com
Jazmin-Rose.blogspot.com
blog.CraftwellUSA.com

19 comments:

tich said...

This looks great fun!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cute card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I am always a little afraid to add color to my embossing folders, maybe because I don't *really* know how to do it, so thanks for sharing this!

scrapBugz said...

Really neat & very cute card!

Mandy

Jazmin said...

GORGEOUS! I need to get on the inks thing!

Jazmin

Denise Bryant said...

Wow... you were very adventuresome! Love the look! Pretty colors. I haven't tried inking my embossing folders yet but it does give a great effect.

Sue D said...

very colorful and thanks for all the tips.

Christie O. said...

So creative! Love it!

Chark said...

so cool, thanks for the info!

cghundley said...

Thanks for the great
idea. I'll have to try
this.
Carla from Utah

Else49 said...

Thank you so much for trying this Denise. I just love it.
Else from Canada

Angela Restad said...

That is cool never thought of putting color on my embossing folders.

Iris said...

What a lovely card. I have never tried putting color on my embossing folders but love your results.

batgirl said...

You are truly brave. Beautiful results.

Lou said...

Cool project! Great job!

Aunt Dee said...

Fun tutorial and I love the expierementation, Your cad is gorgeous and so fun

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Gabby Lou said...

That is beautiful!

kbo said...

So brave and daring with psychedelic results. Thanks for your insights. Love the jewelery cake you created.

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